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2 April 2010

WHO Publishes Report on Homeopathic Medicines

Following a long process of drafting, consultation and editing WHO finally released an important report on homeopathic medicines. Entitled ' Safety issues in the preparation of homeopathic medicines' it is described as a technical document. It is WHO’s response to requests and recommendations made by relevant World Health Assembly resolutions, by Member States, as well as international conferences of drug regulatory authorities, and is a part of the implementation of the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy and the WHO Medicines Strategy...

A copy can be downloaded here:


4 March 2010

Joint Statement from ICH and ECCH:
UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee Enquiry and its Final Report Found to be Deeply Faulted

After consideration of the UK House of Commons Science and Technology Committee's "Evidence Check' enquiry report on homeopathy the ECCH and ICH Councils reject the report published on 22 February as the product of a deeply faulted process that appears to have been driven by the coordinated efforts and opinions of a few members of the UK homeopathy sceptic cabal working inside and outside the House of Commons.

As evidence emerges of how the enquiry was carried out it would appear that the institutions and processes of the House of Commons have been used to produce a report that was never ever going to be anything but negative in its conclusions. A more detailed critique of the report and the process that has given rise to it is in preparation and will be published at a later date on this web-site.

13 November 2009

More evidence of the activity of high dilutions

This new paper outlines the results of experiments that appear to confirm that highly diluted homeopathic preparations, i.e. diluted beyond the Avogadro limit, exhibit particular physicochemical properties different from shaken pure solvent.


10 May 2009

Homeopathic pathogenetic trials (provings) produce specific symptoms different from placebo

Forsch Komplementmed. 2009 Apr; 16(2): 105-110  Mollinger H, Schneider R, Walach H

Introduction: Homeopathy uses information gathered from healthy volunteers taking homeopathic substances (pathogenetic trials/provings) for clinical treatment. It is controversial whether such studies produce symptoms different from those produced by placebo.

Objective: To test whether homeopathic preparations produce different symptoms than placebo in healthy volunteers.

Methods: Three armed, double-blind, placebo controlled randomised experimental pathogenetic study in 25 healthy volunteers who took either one of two homeopathic remedies, Natrum muriaticum and Arsenicum album in 30CH or identical placebo. Main outcome parameter was the number of remedy-specific symptoms per group.

Results: On average, 6 symptoms typical for Arsenicum album were experienced by participants taking arsenicum album, 5 symptoms typical for Natrum muriaticum by those taking natrum muriaticum, and 11 non-specific symptoms by those in the placebo group. Differences were significant overall (Kruskall Wallis test, p = 0.0002,) and significantly different from placebo (Mann-Whitney test, p = 0.001).

Conclusion: Homeopathic remedies produce different symptoms than placebo.

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